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Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Assault: FSU’s Title IX Coordinators

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulation of 34 C.F.R. Part 106. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader and includes discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibity for Title IX compliance and with whom complaints of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, sexual assault and gender equity may be filed:

University Title IX Coordinator
Kim Dexter
Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and ADA Compliance
Room 205, Dwight Hall
100 State Street
Framingham, MA  01701
kdexter@framingham.edu
508 215-5859

Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues
Melinda Stoops
Dean of Students
McCarthy Center, Fifth Floor, Suite 504
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
mstoops@framingham.edu
508 626-4596

Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Carey Eggen
Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator
Athletic Center, Second Floor
ceggen@framingham.edu
508 626-4565

Additional Resources for Sexual Assault
To file a complaint of sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices above, depending on whom the complaint is against (faculty/staff, visitor or student). You may also contact:

University Police
D. Justin McCarthy Center
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
508 626-4911

Title IX Compliance Team
The Title IX Compliance team is comprised of administrators from student affairs, human resources and legal affairs, University police and academic affairs. The team meets monthly to review any pending Title IX complaints, adherence to policy and training initiatives. Members of the team include:

Glenn Cochran, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs
Rita Colucci, Chief of Staff and General Counsel
Susanne Conley, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Development
Kim Dexter, Director of Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and ADA Compliance
Carey Eggen, Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator
Brad Medeiros, Chief of Police
Erin Nechipurenko, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Melinda Stoops, Dean of Students
Linda Vaden-Goad, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220